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____/ SomeBloke on Wednesday 21 May 2008 15:14 : \____
> Here's an interesting opinion from Vint Cerf.
> A sample,
> We will also be confronted with a kind of "information decay" in which
> digital objects become less and less accessible owing to the age of the
> software that created it.
> As an example: it is already a challenge to watch videos posted on the BBC
> website in 1997.
> Imagine trying to watch the same video in 100 years. Or in one thousand
> It's not only file formats that change, though. Changes in computer
> programs, operating systems and even the hardware that we use to build
> computers will accentuate the challenge of keeping digital information
> This raises a host of intellectual property questions that will almost
> certainly need to be considered.
Publish And Perish
"So far there's no business case for digital preservation--in fact, for
software makers like Microsoft, planned obsolescence is the plan."
~~ Best of wishes
The folks on the Ubuntu CD cover need to apt-get shirt, not sudo fsck.
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